Man, 60s, arrested following seizure of €230k of suspected cannabis herb in Limerick

GARDAÍ have arrested a man and seized €230,000 of suspected cannabis herb in Limerick, after intercepting a car in Castletroy and searching houses around the city.

Shortly before 12.30am this morning, members of the Limerick Divisional Drugs Unit stopped and searched a car in the Castletroy area and discovered €200,000 of suspected cannabis herb in the car.

“The driver, a man in his 50s, was arrested at the scene and was brought to Henry Street Garda Station where he is currently detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996,” said a garda spokesman.

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As part of the investigation, Gardaí carried out a number of follow-up searches in Limerick city, “and during the course of one search at a house on Hyde Road, gardaí seized a further €30,000 of suspected cannabis herb”.

“All of the suspected drugs will now be sent to Forensic Science Ireland for analysis,” added the spokesman.

The arrested man can be held by gardaí for questioning for up to seven days without charge.